This Week in Arts: Weekly Roundup (7/19)

A nice big wave of openings and short runs joins the list this weekend, along with some big shows closing. Here’s what’s on this week

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Ballyhoo Theatre: Chicago – Teen Edition @ Edmonds College Black Box  (opens 7/21, closing 7/30). In Lynnwood.

Burien Actors Theatre: Good Morning, Bill  (opens 7/21, closing 8/20). At parks in South King County.  🌳☀️

Dacha Theatre: Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea @ Hughes Penthouse Theatre lawn  (opens 7/21, closing 8/6, followed by Port Townsend run). In Seattle (UW main campus).  🌳☀️

ManeStage Theatre: The Wizard of Oz  (opens 7/21, closing 8/6). In Puyallup.

Village Theatre – Kidstage: Merrily We Roll Along  (opens 7/21, closing 7/30). In Everett.



Short Runs


String & Shadow Puppet Theater: Ship of Fools – A Giant Puppet Odyssey @ Bothell Landing  (7/19). In Bothell.  🌳☀️

18th & Union: Heart Ripped Out Twice And So Can You!  (7/21-22). In Seattle (Central District).

Penguin Productions: Everybody @ Luther Burbank Park  (7/21-22), In Mercer Island.  🌳☀️

Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory: Princess Whatsername @ Federal Way High School Theatre  (7/21-23). In Federal Way.

Western Washington Center for the Arts: Into the Woods Jr.  (7/21-25). In Port Orchard.

Young Americans’ Theatre Company: The Shadow Box @ TPS Theatre4  (7/21-23). At the Seattle Center.

Base: Residency Open House with Annabel Turrado  (7/22). In Seattle (Georgetown).

Seattle Opera: Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World @ Powell Barnett Park (Seattle – Central District) (7/22); and Highland Park (Southwest Seattle) (7/23).  🌳☀️

Valley Center Stage: The Three Little Pigs  (7/22-23). In North Bend.



Closing Soon


ArtsWest: Hedwig and the Angry Inch  (closing 7/23). In West Seattle.

Bellingham TheatreWorks: Fairhaven Summer Repertory Theatre (Keely and Du, Gidion’s Knot, and What the Constitution Means to Me)  (closing 7/23). In Bellingham. Rotating rep festival; see schedule here.  🎪

Broadway at The Paramount: Six The Musical (touring)  (closing 7/23). In Downtown Seattle. Read NWTheatre’s review here.

Village Theatre Kidstage: Bright Star  (closing 7/23). In Issaquah.




Continuing Runs 


Harlequin Productions: Falsettos  (closing 7/30) (extended from 7/22). In Olympia.

Port Gamble Theater: Romeo and Juliet  (closing 7/30). In Port Gamble.

String & Shadow Puppet Theater: Ship of Fools – A Giant Puppet Odyssey @ Calliope Farm  (closing 7/30). In Olympia.  🌳☀️

Tacoma Musical Playhouse: The Music Man  (closing 7/30). In Tacoma.

Village Theatre: Hello, Dolly!  (closing 7/30). In Everett.

Seattle Shakespeare Company – Wooden O: The Tempest  (closing 8/6). At parks in and around King County.  🌳☀️

GreenStage: Backyard Bard – Comedy of Errors  (closing 8/12). At parks in and around Seattle.  🌳☀️

GreenStage: Backyard Bard – Cymbeline  (closing 8/12). At parks in and around Seattle.  🌳☀️

GreenStage: Henry VI, Part I  (closing 8/12). At parks in and around Seattle.  🌳☀️

GreenStage: Romeo and Juliet  (closing 8/12). At parks in and around Seattle.  🌳☀️

Taproot Theatre: The Hello Girls  (closing 8/12). In Seattle (Greenwood).

Can Can Culinary Cabaret: Crimson and Clover  (closing 9/17). In Seattle (Pike Place Market).


The Roundup is a weekly (ish) feature. For this month’s shows by day, with ticketing info and links, see the Performance Calendar.

Want to plan your show schedule further out? See NWT’s list of 2023 shows (plus 2024 ones announced so far), which will be updated frequently as season lineups unfold.

Chase D. Anderson is Editor & Producer of NWTheatre.org.